GSU reports 2 minor violations

Georgia State reported two minor NCAA violations committed by its football coaching staff in the previous seven months.

The Level II Secondary violations were reported to the Colonial Athletic Association. Copies were obtained through the Georgia Open Records Act. No violations were committed by the basketball team during the same period.

The first violation occurred on Sept. 22 when assistant coach Anthony Midget and coach Bill Curry called the same recruit on the same day. Coaches are only allowed to call recruits once per week (during non-dead periods) after Sept. 1 of their senior year. Curry reported the violation to Georgia State’s compliance office the next day. Midget and Curry received letters of admonishment and the coaching staff wasn’t allowed to call the recruit for two weeks. The report was submitted to the CAA on Oct. 4.

The second violation occurred on Nov. 28 when defensive coordinator John Thompson spoke with a recruit that he believed to be a senior at that player’s high school. The player was a junior. Coaches aren’t allowed to contact athletes at their practice or competition site before July 1 after their junior year.

Thompson received a letter of reprimand and contact with the player will be reduced by one day, sometime after the July 1, 2012 recruiting period. The report was submitted to the CAA on Jan. 5.

– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter@ajcgsu.

19 comments Add your comment

Panama

February 13th, 2012
2:24 pm

These things happen

Panama

February 13th, 2012
2:24 pm

Oh yeah, FIRST

RidgeRunner

February 13th, 2012
2:28 pm

These things will happen from time to time. No major.

Glsjunior

February 13th, 2012
3:02 pm

Oh no its the SMU Pony Express all over again!

zgoldAtl

February 13th, 2012
3:09 pm

All this shows is how over the top the NCAA rules are.

GSU

February 13th, 2012
3:25 pm

More issues in our athletic department…shocking.

WaycrossWizard

February 13th, 2012
3:55 pm

Dumb rules. Shows the level of honesty among the program though and coaches though.

GSU is in Atlanta

February 13th, 2012
4:41 pm

NCAA Rule 156.014.77 – A coach cannot make eye contact with any player on the same day as another coach, especially if they are a junior.

@GSU…Can you or will you ever say one positive thing about GSU athletics or our sports teams?

Stateside

February 13th, 2012
10:07 pm

This reminds me of the time my nephew admitted to my sister that he ate blueberries after brushing his teeth before bed.

But still, good for our staff for reporting it.

GSU

February 13th, 2012
10:54 pm

Sure can.

I’m positive that we’re headed in the wrong direction. I guess you guys enjoy being bottom feeders in every sport in the CAA. Meanwhile, others are passing us by.

Pounce Panther Gus Eagle Troll Extraordinaire

February 13th, 2012
11:26 pm

@GSU, DowntownSmackdown, GeorgiaStateFan, I’m positive that you are the exact same person. I guess you enjoy being a bottom feeder in every GSU post on the AJC. Meanwhile, you are blind to see that we are passing many other CAA teams in our sports programs.

Sluggo

February 14th, 2012
12:10 am

All it takes is miscommunication and you have violated one of the many rules on the books. Oh well.

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GSUAlumBaseball81

February 14th, 2012
8:18 am

@GSU

TROLL Go Away GASO gnat! You’re pathetic!

GSU

February 14th, 2012
9:10 am

You guys continue to call me a GASO troll. How many times do I have to tell you- I went to GSU, graduated in ‘99 and support the program. You guys think that just because I don’t turn a blind eye to recruiting violations that I’m anti-GSU. Time to wake up, fellows.

Pounce Panther Gus Eagle Troll Extraordinaire

February 14th, 2012
12:14 pm

@GSU, you are not Georgia State Fan nor grad and continue to post under both the GSU name and DowntownSmackdown name in which you do nothing but trash our programs. You are a Southern troll trying to make it look like you are a State grad that does nothing but bash our program…geez it doesn’t take a Southern psychology major to figure that out.

GSU

February 14th, 2012
12:42 pm

Nice try but you’re the one with Troll in his name. I’m a very avid Georgia State fan and love the program. With that being said, there are some changes that need to take place. Any fan of the program can agree that we’re not performing at our best in all sports. Just honestly how it is.

GSU

February 14th, 2012
12:48 pm

With that being said- it does seem like I need to take a bit of a hiatus and just continue back to PantherTalk instead. These AJC blogs are great and I appreciate the posts but it’s just not a great message board community.

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